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: disturbing news about the united states education system. math, reading, science, american teenagers are walking behind their peers in asia and in europe. so what is going wrong here? twenty now is mark schneider, and a former commissioner on the national center and mark, thanks for joining me today. this is the u.s. world education drinking. and in math, u.s. students ranked 31st down from 25 and 2009. does this concern you? >> not as much as you might think. the fall of our education system is all overstated. sure, we should be doing better, but the fact of the matter is the numbers don't tell us anything about the economic future of the united states and where we are going or even what to do about it. gerri: i have plenty of stats for that. but let me show you this. thirty-five countries scored higher, science, 27 scored higher, reading, 23 scored higher. lately some of the countries that are ahead of us. vietnam, ireland, poland, at the end of the day, if you don't agree with the numbers, do they tell a broad story that is basically accurate? >> well, in general, it's a legitimat
, where is all about? the billions and trillions that we are spending on education and not having any effect. in government isn't working. but we don't entrust how to be in a in a new economic society and that scott said, this has been going on for decades. gerri: to your point, income inequality is growing. 1992, the share of income by the top 5% in 2002, comparing and contrasting. that is not a big change. >> i think that the preponderance of evidence is that income is at the top half versus everyone else over the last two decades. whether that's a problem or not, it is completely unclear when you actually read all of the research that is done on it. and the other point i would make is that within the bottom 80%, the vast majority of the american population, income inequality has grown since the 1980s and in a lot of ways, that is the part that maybe we would be worried about. >> let's talk about one thing that has changed. after the 50s and 60s, when we had productivity, we have the most productive workers in the country and in the world. and in those days productivity was shared b
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